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2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby stubbsy on Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:21 pm

The next 2x2 meet is next Saturday 13th February. We'll walk about 6 Kms and it will take around 3.5 hours. While there are some steps, the walk is a fairly even grade so only an average fitness level is required.

Starting point is the corner of Notts Avenue and Campbell Parade Bondi at 9 am.

You can get there by catching a 333 bus leaving Circular Quay at 8:13 am which arrives at Bondi at 8:42 am. If catching that bus you alight outside Bondi chemist which is just past the Noah's backpackers on the corner of Francis Rd and Campbell parade. You then walk north to a set of pedestrian lights and cross the road. Alternatively you can catch a bus from Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach and return from Coogee to Bondi Junction.

From our starting point we'll travel along the coast from Bondi to Mackenzie's Point, past Tamarama Beach and Bronte Beach to Waverley Cemetery. Next leg is the recently opened Bronte clifftop walk past Waverley cemetry then we'll continue on past Clovelly Beach and Gordon's Bay to Coogee for lunch before heading home. From Coogee a 373 or 374 bus takes you back to Circular Quay or a 353 bus will take you to Bondi Junction station.

You can see the map of the walk HERE and some pictues from the clifftop walk section HERE

Please indicate below if you'll be attending.

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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby gstark on Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:40 pm

And lunch will be followed by ice cream at the Coogee Bay Hotel. :)
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby surenj on Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:58 pm

gstark wrote:And lunch will be followed by ice cream at the Coogee Bay Hotel

You mean Poogee bay hotel. :)
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby aim54x on Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:08 pm

I may be changing my shifts at work...so I may be able to come
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby Matt. K on Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:33 am

Can I come? :shock:
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby ATJ on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:46 pm

I'm going to try to make this.

Do you reckon we could bring the dogs? I'm sure they'd enjoy the walk (we walked them 8km last weekend and that only took 1.5 hours). The only problem would be the logistics of getting back to Bondi (if we leave the car there) but I'm sure I could catch a bus and drive to Coogee.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby stubbsy on Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:46 pm

ATJ wrote:Do you reckon we could bring the dogs? I'm sure they'd enjoy the walk (we walked them 8km last weekend and that only took 1.5 hours). The only problem would be the logistics of getting back to Bondi (if we leave the car there) but I'm sure I could catch a bus and drive to Coogee.

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From what I can tell in researching this the route itself is pretty level bar some steps none of which will be issues for the dogs. What will be an issue is the logistics you raise. I doubt you'd be allowed to take the dogs on a bus since I suspect they'd need to be an aid to the owner (eg a guide dog)for you to do so. One solution might be to pair up with another dog owner and park your cars at either end.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby aim54x on Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:02 pm

I am looking good to come to this event!
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby ATJ on Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:53 pm

aim54x wrote:I am looking good...

That's a matter of opinion. :P
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby aim54x on Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:02 pm

ATJ wrote:
aim54x wrote:I am looking good...

That's a matter of opinion. :P


that is true....maybe i am not looking good......

Count me in for Saturday...it will be good to catch up wtih everyone again
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby radar on Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:06 pm

Andrew,

ATJ wrote:Do you reckon we could bring the dogs? I'm sure they'd enjoy the walk (we walked them 8km last weekend and that only took 1.5 hours). The only problem would be the logistics of getting back to Bondi (if we leave the car there) but I'm sure I could catch a bus and drive to Coogee.


I have done this walk a number of times with my dogs, it is quite dog friendly, plenty of pooches along the way. There was only one place, from memory, where dogs were not allowed in the park and I think that was Clovelly. But there is a footpath that goes all the way around. Beaches are also off limits.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby Steffen on Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:08 pm

ATJ wrote:Do you reckon we could bring the dogs?


Try not to pack too much gear and you'll be able to carry it yourself ;)

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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby dawesy on Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:10 pm

I should be in for this one as well. Let's hope the weather plays nice!
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby Nnnnsic on Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:55 am

I'm going to try to be there for this one.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby stubbsy on Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:43 pm

I've updated the list in the first post to show those attending. The weather forecast looks OK, but not spectaular at present. If it stays as "Shower or 2/Thunderstorms" we should be fine. Good news is the predicted max temperature is a pleasant 26C

IF CATCHING THE BUS FROM THE CITY
The 333 bus is Prepaid only - so you need a ticket before boarding (eg a TravelTen). If you board AFTER St James station in Elizabeth St my reading of the route map (see HERE) is you're travelling 5 sections and so need a brown TravelTen ($26.40), but if travelling from Circular Quay that's 6 sections and you'll need a red TravelTen ($34.40). The TravelTen is 10 uses and can be shared by dipping it multiple times on entry (so you could go halves or thirds with some others) You can find a route diagram showing arrival times at different points along the way HERE

The return trip is also the same number of sections. One important point is these two routes don't overlap until they hit the city end of Oxford st so take care where you park.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby surenj on Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:09 pm

Have fun boys.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby biggerry on Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:30 pm

I will be there, via bike, car, foot, or bus, that is yet to be decided... :up:
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby dawesy on Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:58 am

Looks like I double booked myself and have to pull the pin on the meet, bugger.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby gstark on Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:35 pm

And for those saving every penny to feed their habit ...

stubbsy wrote:IF CATCHING THE BUS FROM THE CITY
The 333 bus is Prepaid only - so you need a ticket before boarding (eg a TravelTen). If you board AFTER St James station in Elizabeth St my reading of the route map (see HERE) is you're travelling 5 sections and so need a brown TravelTen ($26.40), but if travelling from Circular Quay that's 6 sections and you'll need a red TravelTen ($34.40).


Also, there is the 555 shuttle service that runs through the city.

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So, you can board a 555 at the Quay, ride it up Elizabeth St to St James, and then swap over to your 333, using your brown TravelTen to take you to the beach.

Just be sure to allow enough time for transfers between buses. While they seem frequent enough to a casual observer, we are discussing Sydney's bus non-services, and when you're wanting the buses to run to timetable (or better), Murphy usually offers to help.

And I'm pretty sure you can purchase single ride tix too, but just not on the bus.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby ATJ on Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:48 pm

Is there a bus I can catch from Coogee back to Bondi?

Is there a place I can park at Bondi for the day that won't cost and arm and a leg?
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby gstark on Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:03 pm

ATJ wrote:Is there a bus I can catch from Coogee back to Bondi?

Is there a place I can park at Bondi for the day that won't cost and arm and a leg?


I'm wondering if Coogee might be a better option for the longer term park?

But parking around all of the beaches is in heavy demand; if you move three or four blocks west you should be fine. I's been a long time since I've spent any time on Francis St - I used to live there a lonnnnnng time ago. Try 40+ years.

South Bondi, perhaps south of Bondi Road, west of Sandridge St, but not on Bondi Rd, because it will be restricted.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby stubbsy on Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:11 pm

ATJ wrote:Is there a bus I can catch from Coogee back to Bondi?

There is no Coggee to Bondi bus - from Coogee you go to Bondi Junction then change to a Bondi Beach bus and vice versa see http://www.131500.com.au/ for timetables and fares etc
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby ATJ on Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:33 pm

Sorry, folks, I'm going to bail out. Have a great day.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby surenj on Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:54 am

At 9am, you will have tough [harsh] light depending on the day. Fingers crossed.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby gstark on Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:02 am

surenj wrote:At 9am, you will have tough [harsh] light depending on the day. Fingers crossed.



Today's light should be very good, photographically speaking. There's not too many harsh rays of sunlight that will get through the cloud cover.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby aim54x on Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:20 pm

Just thought I would get the first image up for this meet.

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Big thanks to Stubbsy who organised this meet. I had a great time despite the weather.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby biggerry on Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:12 pm

whos the goon in the second shot...oh sh$t thats me... :shock:
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Feb - Bondi to Coogee walk

Postby biggerry on Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:59 pm

thats a bit rude Peter :roll:

nice place for a lunch tho!

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